We offer a broad and stimulating curriculum which provides a wide range of learning experiences to ensure that all students have the opportunity to fulfil their potential now and in the future.

Students are assigned to a Pastoral Care Teacher who is responsible for the day to day welfare of the students in their care.

Spiritual growth

Students in all year levels take part in Religious Education classes. In Year 11 students choose between the pretertiary Studies of Religion and the non pretertiary Religion in Society courses, and in Year 12, between Community Service Learning and Studies of Religion. All students in all year levels also participate in a year level retreat which gives them the opportunity to explore their own spirituality and to grow closer to God.

Year 7 and 8 curriculum

In these year levels the core subjects of Religious Education, English, Mathematics, Science, History, Geography and Health and Physical Education are taught by as small a number of teachers as possible to assist students in the transition from Primary to Secondary School. Students are also given the opportunity to develop skills in Performing and Visual Arts, Languages (Italian), Design and Technology (Food Studies, Textiles and Design in Wood) and Digital Technologies.

Year 9 and 10 curriculum

Students study the core subjects of Religious Education, English, Mathematics, Science, History, Geography (Year 9 only) and Health and Physical Education. Students in Year 10 also undertake Pathways Planning.

In Year 9 and 10 students also select three elective subjects in each year. Elective subjects offered in these years include those outlined in the Course Guide below.

More details of the subjects offered in Year 9 and Year 10 can be obtained from the Course Guide.


Year 11 and 12 curriculum

Students choose from a wide range of TASC and VET courses. Our Year 11 and 12 Course Guide has details of the subjects offered.


Future Pathways

Building my future. 

As you begin your journey towards selecting a future pathway for making a unique contribution to the world, we are here to provide information and support you.

Students, teachers, staff, parents and carers form a partnership through this journey.

Discover the extensive range of career pathways and opportunities available to you, plus a suite of supporting resources on the Future Pathways page here and One pace beyond Year 12 here.


SMC Toolbox

Groving our love of learning

St Mary's College is located on the traditional lands of the muwinina people of the South East Nation. We acknowledge and deeply respect the palawa people, the Tasmanian Aboriginal Community, and all Elders past and present. We are committed to learning alongside our students and community in this place, nipaluna, and support the continued sharing of knowledge and culture.